Funding digital work
Funders: 9 ways to help charities get the most out of your digital support programmes
What CAST learned from supporting Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Tech for Good fund's grantees.
What we didn’t fund and why
Four reasons why 50% of applications didn’t succeed in getting funding - and 11 tips to make sure your next one does.
How to create digital services without extra funding
More and more charities are bidding for funding to grow their digital provision. We know that a grant to do this accelerates progress. But what can you do if you don't get the money for a big project? Hera Hussain of Chayn says you can still make good progress.
Groupwork on funding programmes: tips on helping groups of charities work through early stages of a digital project
We brought together seven of the partners currently leading Definition cohorts through their digital journeys, to share tips and insights on maximising engagement and value for the charities involved.
Flexible funding models: why we love them - and what we’ve learned (Part 1)
We share Part One of CAST's two-part series exploring the benefits of agile funding for charities doing digital.
Digital grantmaking: an introduction to flexible funding
Sensing and responding to needs. Being flexibly collaborative. Giving grantees freedom. Equitable programmes...
Notion - Digital Fund Handbook
Take a look at our Notion platform, containing a wealth of assets from the Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response - including blogs, videos, illustrations, reports, playbacks, event recordings, toolkits - and lots more!
Experiments in open and fair contracting across Catalyst 2020-21
A story about procurement and contracting, and supporting a community of digital agencies able to respond to charities’ digital needs.
How to get ready to apply for digital grant funding
What to do before you apply: Learn about the problem. Educate yourself in digital approaches. Pick the right grantmakers.
7 tips for writing a winning digital grant funding application
Show the need, evidence what could help, use design thinking, talk about capacity, experience, risks, reuse, collaboration, budget and sustainability.